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NCJ Number: 41152 Find in a Library
Title: PUBLIC POLICY AND CURBING VIOLENCE
Author(s): A ETZIONI
Corporate Author: Ctr for Policy Research
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for Policy Research
Denver, CO 80218
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: MORE THAN A THIRD OF THE CRIME IN THE UNITED STATES (35.9 PERCENT) COULD BE ELIMINATED WITHIN 12 MONTHS IF THE CONGRESS, THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH, AND THE JUDICIAL BRANCH SAW FIT TO IMPLEMENT, IN CONJUNCTION, THREE POLICIES.
Abstract: THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF VICTIMLESS CRIMES WOULD RESULT IN A REDUCTION OF ANNUAL ARRESTS OF 31 PERCENT; A PROGRAM OF FULL EMPLOYMENT - MEANINGFUL AND DECENT PAYING - OF YOUNG PEOPLE WOULD RESULT IN A 9 PERCENT REDUCTION OF VIOLENT CRIME; AND DOMESTIC DISARMAMENT WOULD LEAD TO A DECREASE IN MURDER OF FROM 40-45 PERCENT AND AN ESTIMATED DECREASE IN ARMED ROBBERY OF 23-26 PERCENT. THE SECONDARY REDUCTION IN CRIME THAT WOULD COME WITH THE FREEING OF POLICE RESOURCES AS A RESULT OF THE ABOVE REDUCTIONS WOULD AMOUNT TO ANOTHER 3.3 TO 3.4 PERCENT ANNUALLY. IN SUM, PROJECTIONS SHOW A TOTAL REDUCTION IN ALL CRIME, AS MEASURED BY ARRESTS, OF 35.9 TO 38.8 PERCENT ANNUALLY. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT) ...ELW
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Cause removal crime prevention; Crime Control Programs; Crime Rate; Decriminalization; Gun Control; Police resource allocation; Policy; Policy analysis; Victimless crimes; Youth employment
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